When it comes to productivity, I have struggled so much with being a successful multi-tasker. When I first took a role as a Project Manager for a marketing agency, the Type-A personality wanted to nail it. I already knew that the company president wasn’t fully behind my hire and I had to prove my salt. I got familiar with our production schedules and had multiple clients with varying deadlines that I had to learn to juggle.
I learned to respond to emails while sitting on conference calls. I often carried on multiple conversations over IM or text (and again, while sitting in a meeting). I got really good at scheduling press checks at our printers so that I could review multiple jobs in one visit. I would often scarf down my lunch in the lobby and check emails while I waited for each one. I was an efficiency queen, or so I thought.
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